DRIVe is transforming health security innovation to protect Americans from 21st-Century health security threats. DRIVe takes a new approach to tackle the biggest national health security threats—developing innovative technologies and practices for transformative solutions.
BARDA is responsible for developing and procuring technologies and countermeasures to protect the nation against natural and man-made threats. We have delivered solutions to protect our country and the world from threats like Anthrax, Smallpox, Ebola, Pandemic Influenza, and many others. Since it was established in 2006, as part of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, BARDA has facilitated 35 FDA approvals, licensures, and clearances for products addressing a wide range of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats; pandemic influenza; and emerging infectious diseases. BARDA’s mission is accomplished through successful public-private partnerships with industry to share risk, improve efficiency, and accelerate development all while sustaining a marketplace that guarantees continued access to the vaccines, therapeutics, diagnostics, and other medical products that are vital to our national health security.
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